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For Shade and Ground Cover

All of these plants will do very well in part or full shade, and in moist but well-drained soil.
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  1. £39.95

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    Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postil'

    One of the BEST scented shrubs ever, with clusters of pink, magenta and white flowers in late winter. This fabulous plant was lost to cultivation for several years, but now it’s back, thanks to micro-propagation. It is a must-have plant for your garden.   

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    Alchemilla mollis

    This acid-green, fluffy-flowered plant is one of the best ever foliage plants for the garden and vase. Cut it back after its first flowering and feed with Comfrey (dilute our pellets to make a solution). It will flower again in late summer.

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    Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum'

    There are few things more elegant than this frosted fern which looks like every frond of every leaf has been painted a soft grey. I particularly love this evergreen in containers for a table centre, all year, in sun or shade.

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    Galium odoratum (Woodruff)

    A deliciously scented ground cover plant which will spread naturally underground, and is well suited to shady or woodland areas. Bees love the small clusters of star-like white flowers.

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    Thyme 'Jekka'

    We've trialled lots of thymes at Perch Hill and this one, discovered by Jekka McVicar, is top of the class. It tastes excellent, flowers all spring, much earlier than most and when deadheaded and trimmed back after flowering, quickly leafs up and then flowers again. For edging a prominent path and…

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    Helleborus × 'Anna's Red' (Rodney Davey Marbled Group)

    A newly bred hellebore in the richest crimson which flowers for the whole of spring and cuts brilliantly. Just sear stem ends in boiling water for 15 seconds. Unusually, for a hellebore this colour, that treatment works really well.

Flower Plants for Shade and Ground Cover at Sarah Raven

Ground-cover plants transform a garden, carpeting the soil with colour and excluding weeds.

Our plants also come with free planting instructions.